What are cookies?
Cookies we use
Our Website uses the following types of cookies for the purposes set out below:
|Type of cookie||Purpose|
|Necessary||These cookies are essential to provide you with services available through our Platform and to enable you to use some of its features. For example, they allow you to log in to secure areas of our Platform and help the content of the pages you request to load quickly. Without these cookies, the services that you have asked for cannot be provided, and we only use these cookies to provide you with those services.|
|Functionality Cookies||These cookies allow our Platform to remember choices you make when you use our Platform, such as remembering your language preferences, remembering your login details and remembering the changes you make to other parts of our Platform which you can customise. The purpose of these cookies is to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to reenter your preferences every time you visit our Platform.|
|Performance / Site analytics (Google Analytics)||
These cookies are used to collect information about traffic to our
Platform and how users use our Platform. The information
gathered via these cookies does not “directly” identify any
individual visitor. However, it may render such visitors “indirectly
identifiable”. This is because the information collected is typically
linked to a pseudonymous identifier associated with the device
you use to access our Platform. The information collected is
aggregated and anonymous. It includes the number of visitors to
our Platform, the websites that referred them to our Platform, the
pages they visited on our Platform, what time of day they visited
our Platform, whether they have visited our Platform before, and
other similar information. We use this information to help operate
our Platform more efficiently, to gather broad demographic
information and to monitor the level of activity on our Platform.
[We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google Analytics uses
its own cookies. It is only used to improve how our Platform
works. You can find out more information about Google Analytics
You can find out more about how Google protects your data here: www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html.
|Third party cookies (Twitter, Linkedin, Google Analytics)||
We use third-party analytics services to help understand your
usage of our services. In particular, we provide a limited amount
of your information (such as sign-up date and some personal
information like your email address) for analytics purposes when
you visit our website or use our product. As a data processor
acting on our behalf, our third party services analyses your use of
our website and/or product and tracks our relationship by way of
cookies and similar technologies so that we can improve our
service to you.
Cookies used by our service providers
You can typically remove or reject cookies via your browser settings. In order to do this, follow the instructions provided by your browser (usually located within the “settings”, “help” “tools” or “edit” facility). Many browsers are set to accept cookies until you change your settings.
If you do not accept our cookies, you may experience some inconvenience in your use of our Platform. For example, we may not be able to recognise your computer or mobile device an you may need to log in every time you visit our Platform. Further information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set on your computer or mobile device and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.com.uk.
You can also prevent the use of Google Analytics relating to your use of our Platform by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
1) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
4) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-deletemanage-cookies (Internet Explorer);